Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday January 8, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 8, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Jan 8, 1887 Very cold again, 4 degrees below zero at 8 oclock and tonight at 10, 2 degrees below zero with a full moon. Sara has been over with the toboganers all evening for whom it is perfect weather. I wanted to go but was too lame. Have staid quietly in doors all day. I wrote to Booth and wrote to Bispham for his address. Received a letter from Mrs. Sawyer. The Annual meeting of the Century Club occurs tonight. We received the news today, through the Freeman of the death of Aunt Ann Goetchins at Catskill on Wednesday last. She was 85 years and some months old. Her funeral takes place tomorrow at 3 oclock and Sara will go. I hardly think it prudent for me to go. Poor old soul. I am glad she is at rest for she suffered and I fear had not intelligent care. My father was quite impressed with the tidings of her death. She came from a race of sturdy Dutchmen and was by nature a woman of much force of character. She was the wife of my mothers eldest brother Matthew and his cousin.

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